Abdul-Latif Alhassan

Overview

Abdul-Latif Alhassan is a PhD Candidate in Trans¬disciplinary Sustainability at the School of Science and the Environment, Grenfell Campus of Memorial Uni¬versity of Newfoundland (MUN). He is a 2019 Mandela Washington Fellow and a 2019 African Leaders of Tomorrow (ALT) Scholar. Abdul is an emerging trans¬disciplinary scholar with expertise, experiences and interests in leadership, project management, sustainability, envi¬ronmental policy, climate change and entrepreneur¬ship. He has an extensive career in the not-for-profit sector, co-founding and overseeing the growth of the Civil Society Institutional Foundation (CSIF) – Ghana, from its inception into a fully functional and vibrant NGO making impacts in the lives of its constituents in Northern Ghana. He previously led and managed 20 UK and Ghanaian volunteers under the International Citizen Service (ICS) Program and in March 2020, he co-authored the Corner Brook Green Infrastructure Policy. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of National NL, the Grenfell Campus' EDI-AR Committee, the Student representative on the PhD Transdisciplinary Sustainability Program committee and also a co-founder of the AbbaTek Group Inc. (a cleantech Startup incorporated in NL). Abdul holds a Master of Arts Degree in Environmental Policy from MUN, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geography and Resource Development (University of Ghana), a Level Five Award in Professional Consulting from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI, UK), and several Certificates including one in Leadership and Civic Engagement from the Kan¬sas State University, USA. His current research looks at how the concepts of agricultural innovation and circular economy can support food security in Newfoundland & Labrador under a changing climate through diverting industrial byproducts into commercial greenhouse farming. He's the lead author of "African leadership in the Diaspora; diffusion, infusion, synergy and challenges" published in Spring 2022 in the Journal of Leadership Studies and a book chapter on "African leadership in the Diaspora; collective, constructionist and practice approaches to leadership" coming Fall 2022 by Emerald Publications, UK.